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EU Officially Asks Trump for Exemptions from Iran Sanctions
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The European Union [EU] is urging US President Donald Trump's administration to exempt European companies from sanctions on Iran, as fears grow over the fallout of the US abandoning the international nuclear deal with Tehran.

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Ministers from Germany, the UK and France, along with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, signed a letter asking the US to allow its companies to continue to trade with Iran and spare certain industries from punitive measures.

The letter, dated June 4, was addressed to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

It expressed ‘strong regret' over Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran deal, to which their nations were also signatories. 

The agreement, brokered by the Obama administration, was intended to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.
 However, Trump felt it did not go far enough and vowed to reissue sanctions against the nation and any companies doing business with Tehran.

"As allies, we expect that the United States will refrain from taking action to harm Europe's security interests," the letter states before outlining a list of demands.

Among the specific requests are exemptions for all companies that initiated or concluded Iran-related contracts after international sanctions were lifted under the accord in 2016.

The ministers also sought confirmation that secondary sanctions will not be applied to pharmaceuticals and health care, and they asked for special exemptions for the energy, automotive, civil aviation and infrastructure sectors, as well as banking activities, including the Swift financial messaging system.

US officials have been adamant that they expect companies in Europe and elsewhere to abide by the sanctions.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

 

07-06-2018 | 08:40


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